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#5490725 - 12/21/14 11:44 AM I need a deer/ turkey gun
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Registered: 11/28/14
Posts: 185
Loc: Uvalde, TX
Ever since we found out there were turkey in the property we have wanted to hunt turkey's but we also want to have a gun that can take down a deer. I was thinking a .223, what are y'alls suggestions?
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#5490789 - 12/21/14 12:44 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
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Registered: 11/28/14
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Loc: Uvalde, TX
What do you guys use?
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#5490861 - 12/21/14 01:44 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
RChipman11 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/14
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IMO just use your deer rifle. Shot turkeys with everything from 222 to 300wsm and even 1 with 45-70. Most of which were with 25-06 and 22-250AI. As long as you keep it low off the breast bone you're good, and not sacrificing anything rifle wise on the deer. I know 223 is capable.. Just not my preference for deer.

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#5490946 - 12/21/14 02:58 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
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Registered: 11/28/14
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Loc: Uvalde, TX
Yeah I didnt think it could kill a deer clean either
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#5490968 - 12/21/14 03:17 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
dgilbert Offline
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Anything will kill a turkey, need to worry about good caliber for deer.

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#5491028 - 12/21/14 03:44 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
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Registered: 11/28/14
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Loc: Uvalde, TX
I use a 270, would that work?
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#5491069 - 12/21/14 03:57 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
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Sure.

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#5491213 - 12/21/14 04:55 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
RChipman11 Offline
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270 will do the trick. Try to avoid the breast, if you hit the breast wont be much meat left. Lower 1/3 right between the legs is my favorite shot on them with rifle.

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#5491390 - 12/21/14 05:53 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
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Registered: 11/28/14
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Loc: Uvalde, TX
Will do, thanks RC
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#5491443 - 12/21/14 06:11 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
BradyBuck Online   content
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5121
Loc: Abilene, TX
Spring turkey hunt with shotgun and decoys. Calling in gobblers is really fun!

In the fall you can use any caliber you use for deer.

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#5491808 - 12/21/14 08:52 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
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Registered: 11/28/14
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Loc: Uvalde, TX
How would a 12 gauge do at 20 yards? Thats where the box blind is
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#5491965 - 12/21/14 09:48 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
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Loc: Abilene, TX
It would do great! Just go get some turkey loads

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#5491993 - 12/21/14 10:03 PM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
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2 guns, a shotgun and a rifle, 243 or 270 are my choices.
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#5492455 - 12/22/14 08:36 AM Re: I need a deer/ turkey gun [Re: SWtexashunter]
SWtexashunter Offline
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Registered: 11/28/14
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Loc: Uvalde, TX
Thank you Dogcatcher, I was considering getting a .243!
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